Hydro One is planning to build a 430km transmission line from the Lake Nipigon area to Pickle Lake, alongside Wabakimi Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario (view map). As a new permanent linear corridor, this is a known threat to caribou and healthy intact Boreal Forests. CPAWS Wildlands League is asking Hydro One to propose alternative routes for the line – along existing paved roads or railways in already fragmented areas.
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Read what scientists are saying.